China’s Tianwen-1 Mars mission in photos


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(Image credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona)

A portion of Mars’ Utopia Planitia impact basin, as photographed by the HiRISE camera aboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. China’s Tianwen-1 Mars rover will touch down in a section of Utopia Planitia in 2021.

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A Long March 5 rocket was vertically transported to the launch area at China’s Wenchang Space Launch Center on July 17, 2020. Note the logos of the European (ESA), French (CNES), Argentine (CONAE) and Austrian (FFG) space agencies in addition to that of the China National Space Agency (CNSA).

(Image credit: CNSA)

A Long March 5 rocket was vertically transported to the launch area at China’s Wenchang Space Launch Center on July 17, 2020. Note the logos of the European (ESA), French (CNES), Argentine (CONAE) and Austrian (FFG) space agencies in addition to that of the China National Space Agency (CNSA).

Full story: China’s Tianwen-1 Mars mission rolls out to launch pad (photos, video)

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A Chinese Long March 5 rocket launches the China National Space Administration's Tianwen-1 Mars rover, lander and orbiter from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center on Hainan Island on July 23, 2020.

(Image credit: CCTV/China National Space Agency)

A Chinese Long March 5 rocket launches the China National Space Administration’s Tianwen-1 Mars rover, lander and orbiter from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center on Hainan Island on July 23, 2020.

Full story: China launches ambitious Tianwen-1 Mars rover mission

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A Chinese Long March 5 rocket launches the China National Space Administration's Tianwen-1 Mars rover, lander and orbiter from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center on Hainan Island on July 23, 2020.

(Image credit: CCTV/China National Space Agency)

A Chinese Long March 5 rocket launches the China National Space Administration’s Tianwen-1 Mars rover, lander and orbiter from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center on Hainan Island on July 23, 2020.

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A Chinese Long March 5 rocket launches the China National Space Administration's Tianwen-1 Mars rover, lander and orbiter from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center on Hainan Island on July 23, 2020.

(Image credit: CCTV/China National Space Agency)

A Chinese Long March 5 rocket launches the China National Space Administration’s Tianwen-1 Mars rover, lander and orbiter from Wenchang Satellite Launch Center on Hainan Island on July 23, 2020.

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The Tianwen-1 Mars orbiter, rover and lander separate from their Long March 5 rocket after a successful launch on July 23, 2020.

(Image credit: CCTV/China National Space Agency)

The Tianwen-1 Mars orbiter, rover and lander separate from their Long March 5 rocket after a successful launch on July 23, 2020.

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This screenshot from a CCTV broadcast shows a depiction of China's Tianwen-1 Mars orbiter-rover-lander after spacecraft separation and solar array deployment on July 23, 2020.

(Image credit: CCTV/China National Space Agency)

This screenshot from a CCTV broadcast shows a depiction of China’s Tianwen-1 Mars orbiter-rover-lander after spacecraft separation and solar array deployment on July 23, 2020.

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An artist's concept of China's first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, at the Red Planet.

(Image credit: CCTV/China National Space Administration)

An artist’s concept of China’s first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, on its way to the Red Planet.

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An artist's concept of China's first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, at the Red Planet.

(Image credit: CCTV/China National Space Administration)

An artist’s concept of China’s first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, arriving in orbit at the Red Planet.

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An artist's concept of China's first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, at the Red Planet.

(Image credit: CCTV/China National Space Administration)

An artist’s concept of China’s first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, landing on the Red Planet.

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An artist's concept of China's first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, at the Red Planet.

(Image credit: CCTV/China National Space Administration)

An artist’s concept of China’s first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, landing on the Red Planet.

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An artist's concept of China's first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, at the Red Planet.

(Image credit: CCTV/China National Space Administration)

An artist’s concept of China’s first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, landing on the Red Planet.

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An artist's concept of China's first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, at the Red Planet.

(Image credit: CCTV/China National Space Administration)

An artist’s concept of China’s first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, at the Red Planet.

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An artist's illustration of China's first Mars rover Tianwen-1 on the Red Planet. The mission launches on July 23, 2020.

(Image credit: CNSA)

An artist’s illustration of China’s first Mars rover Tianwen-1 on the Red Planet. 

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An artist's concept of China's first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, at the Red Planet.

(Image credit: CCTV/China National Space Administration)

An artist’s concept of China’s Tianwen-1 rover being deployed from the lander on the Red Planet.

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An artist's concept of China's first Mars rover mission, Tianwen-1, at the Red Planet.

(Image credit: CCTV/China National Space Administration)

An artist’s concept of the Tianwen-1 lander on the Red Planet.

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Diagram of China's Tianwen-1 Mars orbiter.

(Image credit: James Head)

Diagram of China’s Tianwen-1 Mars orbiter.

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Diagram of China's Tianwen-1 Mars rover.

(Image credit: James Head)

Diagram of China’s Tianwen-1 Mars rover.

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